Google IO 2016 Coverage

Google wants to help put local news sources on the front page

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Google announced today that they are adding a new “Local Source” tag to their Google News platform to help readers around the globe identify news sources that may be especially close to a news subject. Often these local news sources can provide additional context and perspective. A problem can rise up though when a local story goes viral and national publishers end up drowning out the local sources. Read more

Lenovo hoping to do modular right with new Moto smartphones

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Earlier today we reported on some leaked images that appear to show this year’s variant of the Moto X and the Verizon Droid branded version of the device. At the time, we noted some dots on the back of the device that we thought may be some type of support for a dock. It turns out that Lenovo may have something more significant planned for the new devices as sources now indicate the dots are actually connectors for a series of modular, swappable backplates providing all sorts of additional functions and hardware for the devices. Read more

Marshmallow update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 4 in Europe

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The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe.  Read more